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  1. MLB - Oakland A's start second half with strong prospects

    Jerry Crasnick

    With an MLB-best first half behind them, the A's are sitting pretty as they start their push to October.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  2. Bright future for top prospects Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo

    Jerry Crasnick

    Top prospects Kris Bryant (Cubs) and Joey Gallo (Rangers) both grew up in Las Vegas, and are currently tearing it up in the minor leagues.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2014
  3. Joel Pineiro, former MLB pitcher, suspended 50 games after testin...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Former big league pitcher Joel Pineiro has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a banned stimulant in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program, the commissioner's office announced Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  4. Samardzija happy with outing

    Jerry Crasnick

    MESA, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija's second Cactus League outing began rather eventfully. He gave up a triple to Colorado's Charlie Blackmon to open the game, then took a Michael Cuddyer comebacker off the foot before chasing down the ball and making the...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. Cubs showing they trust Rizzo

    Jerry Crasnick

    MESA, Ariz. -- As Ryan Howard, Adam Dunn and numerous other big leaguers can attest, nothing presents a bigger challenge for a left-handed hitter than trying to hang in the box against lefty pitching. Some guys, like Baltimore's Chris Davis, seem ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  6. Samardzija happy with latest outing

    Jerry Crasnick

    MESA, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija's second Cactus League outing began rather eventfully. He gave up a triple to Colorado's Charlie Blackmon to open the game, then took a Michael Cuddyer comebacker off the foot before chasing down the ball and making the...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  7. Masahiro Tanaka may not be made available to MLB teams by Rakuten...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's future was thrown into flux Thursday when the president of the Rakuten Golden Eagles told a newspaper that the team might not make the prized starter available to Major League Baseball teams as a free agent this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  8. Trade market for outfielders Alex Rios and Alfonso Soriano

    Jerry Crasnick

    Chicago could be a player in the trade market for outfielders. On the South Side, there's Alex Rios. On the North Side, there's Alfonso Soriano.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2013
  9. WBC - Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo the real deal

    Jerry Crasnick

    Anthony Rizzo, the lone Grade A prospect on Team Italy's roster, could soon lead the Cubs back to respectability with his smooth approach to the game.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  10. Rizzo ready to play for Italy in WBC

    Jerry Crasnick

    Anthony Rizzo will leave Chicago Cubs camp in early March to join Jason Grilli, Chris Denorfia, Nick Punto and others as a member of Team Italy in the third WBC. The Italian squad will compete with teams from the United States, Mexico and Canada in h...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  11. Anthony Rizzo ready to play for Team Italy

    Jerry Crasnick

    MESA, Ariz. -- Joe Torre, manager of the USA squad in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, believes that players are bound to get a special feeling when they first put on the uniform and embrace the notion that they're representing their individual c...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  12. Sanchez returning to Tigers; no Cubs

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez has reached agreement on a five-year, $80 million deal with the Detroit Tigers, agent Gene Mato confirmed to ESPN.com Friday. Sanchez, 28, is 48-51 with a 3.75 career ERA for the Tigers and Miami Marlins. He ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  13. Nate Schierholtz joins Chicago Cubs on one-year deal, source says...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Chicago Cubs and free agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz reached an agreement on a one-year, guaranteed $2.25 million major-league contract Wednesday, according to a baseball source.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  14. Sandberg's baffling managerial wait

    Jerry Crasnick

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Ryne Sandberg takes a brief hiatus from his managerial duties each July and heads to Cooperstown, N.Y., for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. It's a nice opportunity to play some golf, relive old memories and enjoy the...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  15. Ryne Sandberg still waits for elusive big league manager job

    Jerry Crasnick

    Ryne Sandberg has been in his minor league managing limbo for six seasons now. His shot at a major league job is overdue.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  16. Strong outing for Stephen Strasburg in Washington Nationals' open...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Stephen Strasburg was dominant as well as savvy in the Nationals' Opening Day victory over the Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012